803. Harter House

Tour stop number 803 is the Harter House, located at 760 Riverside Avenue. The Harter House was built in 1913 and was featured that year in an issue of Western Architecture magazine. The structure is a symmetrical, two-story home that features E. Hill Turnock’s signature red tile roof as well as art glass windows. The geometric designs in the windows bare a striking resemblance to those by noted American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom Turnock studied in Chicago. Your next tour stop is number 804, the Conrad Ziesel House, located at 515 Riverside Avenue. From the Harter House, take a quick left turn onto Beardsley Avenue and another left on Edwardsburg Avenue. From here, turn right onto Riverside as you follow the St. Joseph River to arrive at the Ziesel house. The E. Hill Turnock Architectural Tour is sponsored by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, for more information on the history of the church, visit stpauls-web.org.